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by sharpedge
8 Jul 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nuvinci hub
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Nuvinci hub

Anyone got any experience of these - looks like a great idea for an ebike.
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018

I have the mid drive Bafang on my ICE Adventure HD with the Rohloff hub. The advantage of the mid drive is that you get the benefit of the motor driving through the gears which a wheel fitted motor wont do. Pedal in top gear with the PAS in a selected level and the power from the motor will be the s...
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: BLACKBURN bar-end multi-mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: BLACKBURN bar-end multi-mirror

I fitted one on my two wheeler when I had that - put a short extension on the bar end facing forward and the mirror on the end of that. Now I am on the recumbent trike I have done the same, Great mirror and fitted this way puts them more out of harms way.
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar end plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Bar end plugs

Personally I would stick with the Glenmorangie tops. You only need two at a time but just think of the feel good feeling as you HAVE to finish the bottles quickly for the tops. And they will nee replacing every month I reckon!!!!!!!!
by sharpedge
1 Jun 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Silver Crest Ultrasonic Cleaner, chains, cleaning solution
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Silver Crest Ultrasonic Cleaner, chains, cleaning solution

The Silvercrest ultrasonic cleaner is not built for industrial sized jobs which a chain is. When I was working and sharpening clippers blades, they came off the lapping machine really mucky with oil and dirt. I used a parts cleaner to get the worst off and then an industrial ultrasonic cleaning tank...
by sharpedge
24 Apr 2020, 6:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12317

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Here in Cumbria the boy racers have discovered the quiet backroads - normally keeping to the social distancing by each driving their own car. The police here are aware of the situation but the idiots are not using the main roads in the hope of not getting caught!
by sharpedge
11 Apr 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 269
Views: 12317

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

I live in Cockermouth in Cumbria and whilst there are fewer cars around there seem to be a far greater number of cyclists - we should all be a lot fitter at the end of lockdown! I am the one with the trike with the flag and streamers so if you see me (probably when you pass by) give me a wave and ac...
by sharpedge
9 Sep 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 6
Views: 3247

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Bafang 250W fitted and a long weekend away in south west scotland to finish the Carlisle to Glasgow route. Friday did 18 miles in a couple of hours without pushing it too much. Battery was not fully charged at the start and showing four bars. Not using more than 5 on the setting did alter the batter...
by sharpedge
4 Aug 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding an ice trike
Replies: 12
Views: 3520

Re: Folding an ice trike

When I bought my ICE Adventure HD last year I was running a BMW X1 - yes the trike would go in folded but it took a bit of juggling to get there. So changed to a Citroen Berlingo. Great vehicle for putting trikes in - flat floor with a low loading height and no sill to lift over. A friend who cycles...
by sharpedge
20 Jun 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 6
Views: 3247

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Get Cycling in York are specialists in cycling for the disabled. I bought my Ice Adventure HD there - they have both Ice and Hase trikes to try. The Ice won due to being lighter - lifting into and out of the car. I have the seat riser fitted - my first trike I tried was a KMX and it was difficult to...
by sharpedge
16 Jun 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 8180

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

Having moved onto a trike last year after about five years where I was going out on my two wheeler less and less due to not feeling safe, I find now when I go out with the Easy Wheelers locally I am getting left behind. So I have taken the plunge and having a Bafang 250W unit fitted in August to my ...
by sharpedge
13 Feb 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 10260

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

I have an ICE Adventure HD with the frame riser. I have a klikfix handlebar fitting and a couple of the extension units fitted - keeps the bag close in to the seat and lower than the ICE bar - probably a lot lighter too! I had two upwrongs so I still have a bar unit and just need to get a couple of...
by sharpedge
7 Feb 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 10260

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

I have an ICE Adventure HD with the frame riser. I have a klikfix handlebar fitting and a couple of the extension units fitted - keeps the bag close in to the seat and lower than the ICE bar - probably a lot lighter too! I had two upwrongs so I still have a bar unit and just need to get a couple of ...
by sharpedge
4 Aug 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New recumbent trike rider!
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

Re: New recumbent trike rider!

With 20" wheels all round, the Rohloff hub and a 16T sprocket and a 44T chainring, I have a low of about 13" and a high of about 72". That should get me up most of the local hills - I am not going over Hardknott or anything similar for a long time - I need to get the fitness levels up.
by sharpedge
3 Aug 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New recumbent trike rider!
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

New recumbent trike rider!

Many thanks to those who made suggestions to my Decisions, decisions thread. Looked at secondhand but had difficulty finding what I wanted (folding and a Rohloff hub). Kevin at Dtec had a possible Sprint but it didn't work out - thanks for trying Kevin. Decided to take the plunge and buy new. Would ...